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>>> the scandal grows p. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. exhilarating women's world >>> and sudden death. exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good
police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not, and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie doweler. a case that shocked and infuri
. authorities do not suspect foul play. this follows news that the second in command at scotland yard has stepped down. insists there was no wrongdoing. >> we in the police are research truly accountable. those of us to take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. >> the allegations have already led to 10 arrests and have forced to other high-profile resignations, including the head of scotland yard last night. >> we don't know where casey at the is spending her freedom, but we do have an idea where she is not welcome. she walked out of jail sunday night. speculation has been mounting on where she will live after being acquitted on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter. she has family in ohio, but today an aunt confirmed that she is not going there. >> i am sick to death of it. i don't want to see any money go anywhere that has anything to do with the death of that child. it is like dancing on her grave. >> strange turn of events during a rescue attempt in oregon. authorities pulled a mother and four children from a burning house today
is no exception. it's left people in this country wondering and worried what will happen next. the fabled scotland yard is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen who are the latest casualties in the phone hacking scandal. scotland yard is being accused of mishandling the investigation into "news of the world qug, maintaining close relationships with the very people they were supposed to be investigating. police officers accepting bribes from reporters has allegedly been commonplace. stephenson and yates deny any wrong doing on their part. >> i have acted with complete n integrity and my conscience is clear. >> now the department tasked with counterterrorism and the 2012 olympics must find new leadership. what started as a scandal involving a single newspaper has now grown so large, it is rocking this country's institutions and the murdoch empire. so far, there has been four high profile resignations, ten arrests. most recently, rebecca brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted exec
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
and fearing retribution on the headlines. with murdock on the ropes, the silence has been broken. scotland yard released a statement saying that the steady leaks to the media are getting in the way of their investigation. but scotland yard itself is being accused of being in on the scandal. >>> leon panetta has been to iraq and afghanistan before but never as defense secretary, that happened this weekend, he's only been on the job for 11 days and already those traveling with him say there's been an unmistakable change at the top at the pentagon. jim miklaszewski is traveling with him and tonight has an exclusive interview with the secretary. >> reporter: the new secretary of defense leon panetta surveyed iraq from a u.s. military helicopter today and was trou e troubled by the landscape below. troops scheduled to withdraw by the end of the are caught up again in the war. panetta told a gathering of soldiers today the killing must end. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense is to make damned sure that we do everything necessary to protect you. >> reporter: panetta pressured ira
in britain where each day brings fresh revelations. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions th
be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for so
that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some sa
for scotland yard gave testimony that shows how big this scandal has become. they say they have a list of 4,000 potential victims and additional 5,000 phone numbers that need to be analyzed and so far they've only notified 170 people. with daily accusations piling up and the list of high-profile targets including a former prime minister and the royal family, growing longer and longer, british parliament has decided it wants to hear directly from those in charge. rupert murdock, his son james, chief execive, and executive prebekaa brooks, has been asked to testify next week in front of parliament. >> what's really interesting is that until now, rupe rupert mur was confident that all parties are going to support him. now they're all turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illega
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